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IMP Aerospace blames layoffs on contract delay

An executive with IMP Aerospace says the 44 employees laid off in the Halifax-area last week could be back on the job within months, and the cuts are due to a temporary delay rather than an outright cancellation of a contract with the Department of Defence.


March 18, 2016
By CBC News

IMP Aerospace executive vice-president Tom Galley said the company is still under contract to maintain and repair two military aircraft: the CP-140 Aurora, a maritime patrol plane, and the CH-149 Cormorant, a search and rescue helicopter.

On Tuesday, the union that represents workers at IMP Aerospace said it was told some contracts hadn’t been renewed. | READ MORE